OUR MENTORS


TrendSeeder mentors are the foundation of our ecosystem.  Over 100+ proven experts with diverse leadership experiences that dedicate their time to our Companies.

A sampling of our family of Mentors is included below...
 
Aaron Battista
Senior Advisor & Founder
Battista Co.
Adam Bolden
Co-Founder
Blend Management
Alfonso Alanis-Cue
VP Business Strategy
MP Silva, Major League Soccer
Alice Kim
VP of Global Sales
Vita Fede, DVF
Amit Khanna
Fellow
Schmidt Family Foundation
Andrew Mitchell
Founder
Brand Foundry
Andy Person
COO
Opening Ceremony, URBN
Anushri Mainthia
Director, Marketing, Strategy and Special Projects
DVF
`Ben McCown
Vice President
KRG Capital
Biz Zast
Vice President, Marketing
Anne Klein, Intermix
Brian Guttman
Founder
Jeremy Argyle
Brian Thorne
Vice President
Tengram Capital Partners
Caden Stobart
Chief Marketing Officer
Carlisle Etcetera LLC
Carlos V. Cruz
Director, Supply Chain
Gap
Carter Weiss
Co-Founder
Silas Capital, Built
Cathy Leonhardt
Co-Head of Retail and Managing Director
Peter J. Solomon Company
Colleen Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
Alex Apparel, Tommy Hilfiger
Conor Begley
Co-Founder
Tribe Dynamics
Cuan Hanly
VP of Design and Creative Director
Target, Jack Spade
Dan Castle
Managing Director
Saban Brands, Iconix Brands
David Reid
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Suite Retail, Dylan's Candy Bar
David Van Zandt
President
The New School
David Zolot
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Saban Brands, Iconix Brands
Dayle Haddon
 Founder & Chief Executive Officer
WomenOne
Denise Danuloff
Head of Knitwear Design
Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren
Elaine Barsoom
Chief Executive Officer
Luxury Marketing and Biz Dev Consultancy
Elaine Chang
Chief Marketing Officer
Tibi
Elana Drell Szyfer
Chief Executive Officer
Laura Geller Beauty, LLC
Elle Thompson
Vice President of Product Operations and Process
Marc Jacobs
Erik Huberman
Founder
Hawke Media
Eunice Park
E-Commerce
Rag & Bone
Fabian Pfortmueller
Co-Founder
Sandbox, HOLSTEE
Frank Lin
Managing Partner
Silas Capital
George Wells
Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Wells Levitt, Zola
Giovanni Lepori
President
Aesop North America
Ilan Tito
Principal
Full Grain Focus Partners
James Park
Vice President
Estee Lauder Companies
Jane Lerman
Founder
L.E.R. Public Relations
Jason Balmes
Director of U.S
Ardene
Javier Fernandez
Emerging Platforms
Google, Bonobos
Jenn Wexler
Head of Marketing
Saban, Iconix
Jessica Kia
Co-Founder
RJK Project, Kate Spade
Jillian Straus
Principal
Straus Strategic Communications
John J. Smith
Principal
AEA Investors
June Carlin
Sr. Category Manager
Amazon
Kat Burrows
Vice President of Merchandising
Proenza Schouler
Ken Heintz
Fomer AVP of Finance and Operations
Victoria Secret Beauty& Accessories
Kenneth Natori
President
Natori
Kristin S. Pisarcik
Development Supervising Producer
ABC/ Lincoln Square Productions
Kyle Andrew
Creative Director
Kate Spade Saturday
Laith Kalamchi
Head of E-Commerce and Retail
John Hardy, Catterton
Lauren Perkins
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Perks Consulting
Lee Mlotek
Vice President
Monomoy Capital
Lewis Hopkins
Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager
Saks Fifth Avenue
Louise Evins
Chief Executive Officer
EVINS Communications,Ltd.
Luke Tubergen
Angel Investor
AEA Investors
Marc Cooper
Chief Executive Officer
Peter J. Solomon Company
Mary (Vecchione) Rynarzewski
Omni Buyer
Bloomingdale's
Maryli Karske
Head of Customer Service Burberry
Customer Service
Michael Sampson
General Manager
L'Oreal
Michael Student
Counsel
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Michele Cerwin
Former President
HL Group
Mike Karam
Head of Digital Strategy
Laird & Partners
Neeta Singh
Chief Operating Officer
Armarium
Nigel Austin
Counsel
Austin Law PLLC
Rachel Braun Scherl
Co-Founder & Principal
SPARK Solutions for Growth
Rachel McLaughlin
Manager of Corporate Development
Urban Outfitters
Rachel Wolkowitz
Former Chief Revenue Officer
Accomplice
Rachna Mehra
U.S. Sales Director
BESTSELLER
Raman Kia
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
RJK Project
Richard Khawam
Managing Director
Barclays
Sapna Shah
Design Director of Leather
Eddie Borgo
Sapna Shah
Founder
Red Giraffe
Sarika Rastogi
Vice President of Communications
Michael Kors, TODS
Scott Birnbaum
Founder
Red Sea Ventures
Scott Friend
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures
Scott Lux
Vice President Digital & Ecommerce
John Varvatos, Diesel
Seth Gaffney
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Preacher
Shequeita Orr
Director of Business Planning
Vera Bradley
Shirley Yang
Vice President, Social Strategy
StyleHaul
Shiva Viswanathan
Managing Director
Northwood Investors
Shruti Shibulal
Investor
Angel Investor
Steven Alan
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Steven Alan
Teresa Tsou
Former Vice President
Marvin Traub
Theresa Canning Zast
Chief Creative Officer
Rockets of Awesome, Kate Spade
Tom Handley
Professor
Parsons The New School for Design
Tracy Dubb
Vice President
Sandbridge Capital
Tushar Adya
President
Dylan's Candy Bar
Vejay Lalla
Partner
Davis & Gilbert
Victoria Garcia
Vice President
Marc Jacobs
Will McClelland
Chief Operating Officer
Grace Beauty
Zak Williams
Director of Business Development
Conde Nast